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Al Día Con Centro Presente- La Necesidad del Acta de la Confianza

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the Massachusetts Trust Act and why we still need it to pass here in the Commonwealth.

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Undocumented immigrant rights groups push TRUST Act on Beacon Hill, aim to improve police relations

The issue of immigration is nothing new to the United States. Throughout our history as a nation open to anyone seeking a better life, the influx of various groups has continuously generated some form of tension and mistrust as people integrate and adapt to American society. 

The East Boston-based immigrants rights organization, Centro Presente, embarked on an education campaign throughout the State House, calling on legislators to support the TRUST Act as an alternative to the Secure Communities Act. 

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Manifestación del Pueblo Hondureño

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the demonstrations taking place in Honduras and in the U.S. to demand the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after the embezzlement scandal at the Institute of Social Security. We also spoke about bills S. 654 and H. 1061 to support the right of all immigrant students in the state of Massachusetts to receive in-state tuition. We were joined by our guests, Honduran activists Tito Meza and members of the Student Immigrant Movement Katherine Asuncion and Jessica Lopez.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- El Rol de las Comunidades de Fe

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the role of the community of faith in the fight for the rights of the immigrant community with our guest Reverend Maricris Vlassidis. We were also joined by guests from the Mexican Consulate in Boston, Selene Ramírez Daberkow y Marisela Aguilar about the services they provide for the community.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Actualizaciones de DACA y DAPA

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the current freeze on the Executive Action on Immigration. Our guest lawyer, Julio Henriquez, gave us an update on where the DAPA and DACA programs currently stand and what this means for the immigrant community.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Acta de la Confianza en Lawrence

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the process that we are taking with sister organizations in Lawrence and SEIU 32BJ to pass a local version of the Trust Act in the City of Lawrence, MA. We also had a discussion about a local resolution in support of immigrant children here in Boston that Centro Presente is working to pass.

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Newest illegal immigrants face more scrutiny than many criminals

Newest illegal immigrants face more scrutiny than many criminals

BURLINGTON — Immigration officials are keeping a close watch on Veronica Morales. Every Monday, she must check in at an office in Burlington. Every Thursday, she waits for hours at home in Lynn in case an immigration contractor drops by. And if that’s not enough, officials attached a GPS device to her ankle.

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PRESS RELEASE: One Year After the Crisis of Unaccompanied Minors, Centro Presente Seeks to Pass a Local Resolution in Support of Immigrant Children and their Families.

PRESS RELEASE

One Year After the Crisis of Unaccompanied Minors, Centro Presente Seeks to Pass a Local Resolution in Support of Immigrant Children and their Families. 

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Patricia Montes, Centro Presente (617) 959 3108  

Boston, MA- One year after the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the Mexico-U.S. border, Centro Presente seeks to pass a local resolution in Boston in support of immigrant children and their families.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Beatificacion Monsenor Romero

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the latest actions that are being taken to support DACA & DAPA as well as the beatification of Archbishop Romero. We were joiend by our two guests Yanira Arias representing NALACC and Jeannette Huezo representing United for a Fair Economy & ISEDUC.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Office of New Bostonians DAPA & DACA Actions

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the efforts that Mayor Marty Walsh and The Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians are taking to support and advocate for the immigrant community in Boston.